Gavin McInnes (who?) loses it on Fox News over Neil deGrasse Tyson #WTF

 

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Sarah Gray for Salon.com reports a story I can only describe as Gavin McInnes imploding on Fox news while attempting to make fun of Neil deGrasse Tyson. The bizarre rant leaves me with almost no words.

McInnes – “astrophysicist — yeah right,” about Tyson, who has degrees from Harvard, the University of Texas and Columbia and currently runs the Hayden Planetarium.”

I am not one to wave degrees or education around, but McInnes (co-founder of Vice magazine), with an English degree from Carleton University in Ottawa, is probably not someone who can judge who is, or is not an astrophysicist. Apparently this isn’t the first rant he has had, “McInnes… has a sordid history of racist, homophobic and misogynistic comments.” 

McInnes then destroys himself in a bizarre and disgusting rant, “I hate this guy (Tyson), I remember hearing Chris Hardwick on a podcast talk about Neil deGrasse Tyson and he was just salivating. White liberal nerds love this guy so much, he could defecate on them like Martin Bashir’s fantasies and they would dance in the streets.

Wow… just wow. Maybe this is just a way to get some publicity? self-promoting clown?

Here is a link to the video.

 

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Science: 5 things to take away from Cosmos with Neil deGrasse Tyson

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Salon published a terrific piece by Sarah Gray on the 5 most important takeaway messages from Cosmos: a space-time odyssey with Neil DeGrasse Tyson (article here). And they are right on point… as you would expect. These 5 points describe the status of science and science debate in the public sphere and I couldn’t have summarized them better. So I won’t. See article for more in-depth explanation on each point.

1) It’s okay to not know all of the answers:

2) Climate change is happening, and it’s man-made:

3) Evolution: How did we get here?

4) The danger of ignoring science, or following special-interest science

5) Discovery starts with an open mind and the scientific method